USN-1665-1: unity-firefox-extension vulnerability
13 December 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.10
unity-firefox-extension could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.
- unity-firefox-extension - Firefox extension: Unity Integration
It was discovered that unity-firefox-extension bypassed the same origin policy checks in certain circumstances. If a user were tricked into opening a malicious page, an attacker could exploit this to steal confidential data or perform other security-sensitive operations.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system update you need to restart Firefox to make all the necessary changes.